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Swagelok Reference Point

Your resource for practical advice to achieve more with your fluid systems.


Swagelok Fluid System Blog

Swagelok Reference Point provides industrial professionals with insights and analysis intended to help decrease downtime, increase efficiencies, troubleshoot issues, and maintain a safe workplace staffed by effective associates. Browse our latest blog posts below to learn how you might more easily accomplish your fluid system-related goals.

Featured Blog Posts

Engineer uses Swagelok tube fittings on a microreactor

Shaping the Future with Reliable Microreactors

Learn how German microreactor producer Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik uses Swagelok components to make important connections in cutting-edge laboratory applications around the world.

Swagelok cng lng fittings

Specifying High Performance CNG/LNG Fittings

Compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation applications require high-performance tube fittings that meet a number of important criteria. Learn what makes for an ideal CNG fitting or LNG fitting.

Swagelok valve selection

Valves 101: What Fluid System Pros Should Know

Industrial valves play an important role in controlling the flow of media in critical fluid systems. Learn more about valve types, their functions, and how to make the right selection.

Swagelok offshore drilling Chikyu

Exploring Earth’s Secrets with Offshore Drilling

Japanese Deep-Sea Scientific Drilling Vessel Chikyu collects scientific data from deep below the ocean floor. Find out why researchers trust Swagelok for reliable fluid system performance and support.

Analyzing Your Sampling Needs

Trying to determine whether grab sampling or online analysis is the best option to monitor your process conditions? We put together a convenient checklist to help guide you to a solution that suits your operations.

Swagelok FPSO construction

Tackling the Complexities of FPSO Builds

Learn the considerations that should be made when undertaking the construction of a new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, and how the right fluid systems supplier can help.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Sample Cylinder Maintenance

Learn everything you need to know about sampling cylinder maintenance, and how you can develop a proactive maintenance program with Swagelok’s help.

Swagelok and EMPA have worked together to advance hydrogen vehicle technology

On the Frontier of Hydrogen Transportation

Find out how advanced fitting technology helps the Swiss government improve hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and promote clean mobility.


An Introduction to Fittings: Identifying Thread Size and Pitch

Learn how to determine thread size and pitch for fittings in your small-bore industrial fluid system using the right tools, decreasing the chance of leaks or blowouts.

Swagelok gas distribution systems in a laboratory

Improving Lab Safety and Productivity

Learn why optimized gas distribution systems are critical for maintaining the safety and productivity of laboratories.

Ventilator gas delivery systems built using many Swagelok components

Gas Delivery Knowledge Supports a Critical Cause

Learn how Swagelok engineers leveraged their knowledge in gas delivery and distribution to develop medical ventilators to aid in the event of a shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply pressure effect in a pressure reducing regulator

Managing Supply Pressure Effect (SPE) in a Regulator

Supply pressure effect, also known as dependency, is an inverse relationship between inlet and outlet pressure variables within a regulator. Learn how to manage this phenomenon in your pressure regulators with tips from Swagelok.

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